Monday, 9 July 2012

CD Sunday - Best Of British

Well it's taken a week but I'm finally feeling more awake, don't know if it was Jet lag, just a very busy holiday, or still getting over Tonsillitis. I've got myself into gear and managed to make something for this weeks challenge over at C D Sunday, which this week is Best Of British. Some of you will know that at the beginning of the year I said that I would start my Christmas cards early and try to make one a week throughout the year. It's been a while since I made one, so I decided that I would try and make one for this challenge. I found this lovely image on the Nostalgia CD from Joanna Sheen, showing a beautiful red (British) post box. After spending 4 weeks in the US, where the postboxes are hard to find, as they are grayish blue and blend into the background, it's nice to see these bright red pillars standing proud and ready to receive your letters and cards.

I started by making a 8x8 card base using some deep green card, then I put the backing paper onto some gold mirri card. I added some gold die cut corners and placed some gold ribbon across the middle. I added the topper which is layered onto some gold mirri card and some of the deep green. On the topper sheet there were some round accent pictures which I cut out and added, along with a sentiment that was computer generated. I then added a deep red flower just to finish it off.

Thank you for taking the time to look.

Sue x


Carol said...

lovely card sue. your card appeared during one of my few visits to the computer.
thank you for joining us.
carol x

Michelle J M said...

This is delightful Sue. Lovely Christmas scene and so very British! Michelle x

Christine said...

Hi Sue, welcome back and with a lovely card too. Hope you are feeling better now. Thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday.
Christine x
CD Sunday DT

Aquarius said...

Pleased to hear you are feeling more normal now and that you are back into the swin of making cards. Lovely Christmas one this week - great traditional image.

sue-b said...

A lovely Christmas card Sue, beautiful layout and images, well done on making a start on your Christmas cards, i have only managed 2 so far. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at CD Sunday.
CD Sunday DT

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sue ! I'm happy to see you back & creating again. This card is beautiful with a vintage feel. Your design is wonderful with all the elements that you've combined including the fabulous plaid background ! Glad you are feeling back to yourself :) Have a great week, Shirleyx

starcyl said...

Good to see you again Sue and hope you are feeling better every day. This is a very nostalgic card and yes that red post box is so very british. Love all you extras and everything just fits so well together.
Thanks for joining uagain at CD Sunday this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Beryl said...

I hope they never get rid of our post boxes completely - as they seem to have done with our red telephone boxes. These post boxes always make for a great Christmas card image. It's a lovely card.

Thank you for joining us at The CD Sunday Challenge this week.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card, and great image, the post box is something that is everywhere. They always make a great Christmas cards

Purple Crazy said...

A lovely nostalgic christmas card Sue, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

Jocelyn said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue and another aspect of "Best of British". It's lovely to see all the different interpretations of this week's theme.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sue, that image is really beautiful and I love the way you've used snippets of the image as embellishments it looks stunning! Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week
Claire (GDT) xx

Cazro said...

A beautiful vintage Christmas card showing a lovely old british postbox. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday challenges. Caz